Covering the sidewalks with canvas and other stupid mistakes

After canvassing this paragraph on Yahoo! Shine, I can only conclude that the writer has no idea where to put a hyphen:

She also doesn’t realize that canvas and canvass are homophones with very different meanings. Canvas is a heavy, coarse cloth; canvass (with an additional S) means to examine carefully or to conduct a poll or survey.

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2 Responses to “Covering the sidewalks with canvas and other stupid mistakes”

  1. Canvas favorite Says:

    […] Covering the sidewalks with canvas and other stupid mistakes … […]

  2. David Friedman Says:

    Thanks for this information. I never knew there was a canvas and a canvass. I’ve been spelling it as canvas for years when I really meant the one with two S’s.


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